Kids Candy Coated Christmas Party

Are you ready for some inspiration for a kids Christmas party?  If you’re like me, the kids will be out of school for the next week leading up to Christmas and you’ll need something to entertain them, right? 
This may just inspire you – I hosted a small gathering for my kids and a couple of friends.  We called it a “Candy Coated Christmas Party” because it was all about sweet decor, and decorating their own “Christmas Trees” (ice cream cones), and cupcakes. This concept turned out to be great fun for the kids.  For another festive idea you could incorporate a cute DIY photo booth with props as I’ve shown here.
Each child had a place set with personalized aprons, “snowman” milk bottles, and candy cane napkin rings with a decorated cookie on a stick.  They had their own dish of icing to cover the cones and cupcakes, and plenty of candy toppings to add on top.  White cotton candy was the perfect “snow”, while powdered donut holes were the perfect “snow balls.”

The centerpiece was a trio of trees I made by hot gluing candy to white foam cones.  Adding ribbons to the top, and cotton candy for a snow-covered base finished it off perfectly.  Candy bouquets were made by filling a vase with foam to securely hold candy canes, lollipops, and cookies on a stick.

After the kids decorated their food items, they played outside in the (barely there) snow.  Hot chocolate was waiting to warm them up, with a snowman Peep on the side.  This is the time they were able to write their letters to Santa using the adorable free printables from The Two Savvy Sisters.
There were plenty of treats to take home in their ‘take-out’ boxes, as well as the personalized aprons.  They all had a great time, and needless to say my kids didn’t have an appetite for dinner that night!

Check out scenes from the party below:

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Chris @ Celebrations At Home says:

    Michelle, that awesome 99cent frame is from IKEA! Love that place!
    Thank You : )

  2. Amanda Parker at Shindig says:

    I wish I could have come to this party! Amazing! And even more amazing that you were able to pull this off in such a busy season. I'm so impressed with everything, Chris!

  3. Wow, this is incredible Chris! Those candy trees are a favorite! I want to try something like that.

  4. pk @ Room Remix says:

    What a great idea for a party, and you did a FABULOUS job on it as usual! Love it…

  5. So cute and fun! I love it!

  6. Love it, absolutely adorable. Even adults will want to sit at that table.

  7. Simply Creative Insanity says:

    Chris this is so cute! You are so talented!

  8. Love the blog! Leave mine so you can see my wall decals' collection
    Best regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  9. Absolutely fabulous party you had. Love all the details: I had never thought about using sugar ice cream cones instead of gingerbread houses for my younger kids and my favorite is the snowman milk bottles (LOVE the donut hole heads).

  10. This looks like how Willy Wonka would celebrate Christmas! The love is truly in the details and I bet everyone had a fabulous time.

  11. uber cuteness

  12. Makey Bakey says:

    I found your blog via Bakerella's post on the snowman milk bottles. Your creative ideas for celebrations are so inspiring! I love planning for little parties, and seeing your photos has given me lots of ideas.


  13. Chris,
    I’m a fellow BYW student and just have to say your blog is miles ahead of mine!! Congratulations for being so together–and so informative! I’m planning to use a spin-off of this post to decorate my daughter’s middle school holiday dance. All the best!

  14. What did you use for the black dots for eyes and mouth on the snowman bottles? Too cute!!

  15. WOW!!! This would be a blast for any kid (or adult) to be at!!! Love all the detail, nicely done – will have to remember this for 2012 Christmas :) -Dani

  16. I come back to this party when ever I want fun Christmas inspriation, I still love it so much! You just did such a perfect job Chris!

  17. what is the snowman’s head? is it a donut/donut hole?
    please and thanks

  18. So stinking cute! I had to share! Here it is if you want to check it out:

  19. christmas party ideas says:

    So much Lovely decoration of Christmas kids like candy really very much.i try it on my son’s birthday party.


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